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Elected Officials[edit]

I removed Chief Superior Court Judge, Chief State Court Judge, and Clerk of State Court from the list of elected officials. The Chief State Court judge is appointed by his or her peers; he or she then appoints the Clerk of the State Court. The Chief Superior Court Judge is also appointed by and from the Superior Court judges.

The Clerk of the Superior Court, however, is elected by county voters. Ellsworth 18:12, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Clerk of State Court[edit]

Before editing the Cobb Co. entry (and engaging in a Battle of the Editors), I figured it'd be a better idea to work this out in discussion.

I think Ellsworth is correct (and I erred) in that some of the court judges elect their Chief member from among themselves. However, in looking at the ballot for elections this coming November, the Clerk of State Court *is* listed as one of the races. The list of candidates that I downloaded from the Cobb elections website shows only one candidate for that position, the incumbent Diane Graham, but the office is listed nonetheless.

So, I think we should add that position back to the list of offices elected by voters. Comments?


Yes, clerk of state court is elected. 68.158.121.148 03:42, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Youth?[edit]

Can anyone verify the information in the "youth issues" section? For example, the names of the documentaries, perhaps, or something showing the "general fascination" with these kids. And the whole section seems to be copied exactly from the "SKA" site on Wikipedia. I would really like to see verification first. It also seems slightly to me like that section is stereotyping teenagers of the metro Atlanta region. Hurrah 16:19, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Personally, I think it is a section that has no business there, but I'm willing to wait and see what the concensus is on it. Mhking 04:04, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Adult Issues[edit]

I think this would be an appropriate addition to the "Youth Issues" section:

In reality, however, the parents of these sexually promiscuous, drug-addicted teenagers are often the ones to blame ("Fa sho!"). Psychologists have coined the term "DIK" (Double-Income Kids) describing kids who arrive at an empty "crib" when they come home from school because their parents are saving up for a brand new 55" HDTV and new hardwood floors. These children are left to fend for themselves day after day, and often make unwise decisions, because their parents rarely talk to them about important issues. The guilt-ridden parents generally compensate for this lost time by supplying their teenagers with a "seemingly endless amount of money" with which the teenagers usually finance their costly drug consumption. The youth often learn thier sexually promiscuous behavior from thier sexually promiscuous parents. An occurance known as swinging or wife swapping is widely practiced in suburban America, especially Cobb County. A swinger husband will have sex with the wife of a neighbor while his wife has sex with that neighbor's husband in the same room. Throughout the nation a general facination (Hey, that rhymes!) is increasing day by day with this phenomonon, as several documentaries are "fixin'" to be released and aired. While some dismiss the adult culture as a lack of discipline in the ever so conservative bible belt, others claim the parents are victims of the media's censorless materialistic advertising campaigns. 68.216.187.41 22:14, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

  • Tempted to remove this section of the talk page (and the ones immediately above and below it) as irrelevant, it's been here over 3 years with no discussion, no sources, and no relevance. It seems more like a paragraph someone made up out of whole cloth, considering that the correct term is "latch-key children" and there is no data suggesting that Cobb County is a particularly outstanding example of a community engaging in risky sexual behavior. While i am positive that it does happen in this county (as i am sure it does in nearly all counties), there is no reason to through it into a discussion of the county in such a speculative and unsourced manner. dunerat (talk) 01:58, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Youth Issues[edit]

Okay I don't know anything about you all, but I do live in Cobb County as a 2004 graduate of Lassiter High School. In all honest truth I do not believe that the youth section in controversy was innacurate enough to be taken down. After living in the area for 12 years, I see that sort of stuff happening on a daily basis. I'm in favor of putting it back up mainly because it really does give an outsider a better idea about what the area is like, and also I believe it is far more accurate than biased.

Most Conservative County in the United States?[edit]

This is a pretty bold statement to not cite a source. Chachilongbow 19:48, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

From where I live in Cobb County, that seems plausible. Dallblurry (talk) 16:52, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Mercifully not in article anymore. Claims are made to that effect about any county that had the audacity to vote Republican in the last election.Student7 (talk) 02:58, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Unincorporated areas[edit]

No part of Cobb County is in the city limits of Roswell, Sandy Springs, or Woodstock. They can be considered as part of the unincorporated area of those cities, however. Thus the reversion of the paragraph.--HowardSF-U­-T-C- 23:28, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Cobb[edit]

Can anyone please take a look at Cobb, Georgia? Is it the same as Cobb County, Georgia? Or is it a separate town? --Amir E. Aharoni 07:05, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

It is a separate town in south Georgia, near Lake Blackshear in Sumter County, GA.
--JKeene 00:22, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

No History[edit]

Why isn't there any history section? I thought Wiki project standards called for history sections for counties. The history of Atlanta focuses rather exclusively on the city and its start as a railroad town.

How can people learn about what the county was like before or after the Civil War? What the ethnic make-up was? Many freedpeople migrated from the surrounding counties to Fulton County after the war to get off the plantations and out from under white control. The movement of African Americans from rural to towns was a pattern seen across the South. Of course everyone couldn't leave rural areas. How can people learn that many enslaved African Americans were brought from the coast to north GA by planters like Roswell King and his friends? The African Americans brought with them the unique Gullah-Geechee language, culture and religious traditions from coastal plantations.

I think the History standard should include some basic census data from selected years, so people have a sense of the migrations that shaped so much of the 19th c. (and continue to today.) Parkwells 23:29, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Seeing as a kidnapping and lynching appears to be the only historical even to have ever occurred in Cobb county I wish I had more time to lend a hand to this article. I'll try and flesh it out if time permits. Dogsgomoo (talk) 19:08, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Why no mention of the Cobb County Commission's anti-gay resolution in 1993? Just curious. 75.91.234.5 (talk) 02:21, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Uncited Sections[edit]

Is there really a need to cite the locations of these places? Even the most cursory wiki search would verify them, and basic google-ing would be overkill. Many of the county's residents have driven by or been to these locations on a fairly consistent basis, it seems sort of ludicrous to require verification of things such as the location of Glock's US headquarters (visible from a major highway) and Six Flags Over Georgia (whose own pamphlets and brochures list the address as being in Austell). Surely at least the Cobb County Civic Center doesn't need verification as being in Cobb County! A little common sense and\ discretion, please, in applying your "needs citation" labels. i won't remove them quite yet, in case anyone has something to say about it, but it's already been three months, i think four would be plenty if there was a need to argue any of them. dunerat (talk) 02:05, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes. The main problem is that the recreation subsection is a list and not prose. Listing location is town chauvinism and irrelevant to the material. But right now, someone attempting to construct the subsection, from outside the area (the usual case), would be helped by knowing where they are. Some may be bogus entries. I don't know. Student7 (talk) 12:07, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

shouldn't there be a controversy section?[edit]

--96.32.138.125 (talk) 04:12, 14 May 2013 (UTC) if you want to create one and can source it then do it. --Mjrmtg (talk) 17:09, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

But the controversy needs to be important ("notable") outside the county. Not merely usual politics at the County or School Board or municipality. Student7 (talk) 01:26, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
I'm sure Cobb County, Georgia has had several significant controversies, including one or more that has received national media coverage. I will probably add a section to this article when I have more time to write it. --96.32.138.125 (talk) 04:04, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Is it really a suburb anymore?[edit]

Lots of these Atlanta counties are well populated and economically strong in their own ways. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.40.116.243 (talk) 06:09, 3 February 2014 (UTC)